Saturday 19th September....Season ends with defeat at Liverpool

The First XI visited already relegated Liverpool and were asked to field after the home team won the toss. A stand of 79 for the fourth wicket was the backbone of the Liverpool total of 167 in 50.2 overs. Joel Parkinson finished with 4 for 47, Dan Kelly 3-23 and Phil Calrow 3 for 47.

Sefton's reply also had a fourth wicket stand, this time one of 44 between Richie Forsyth who scored 28 and top scorer James Baird who scored 33. Richie Forsyth and Daniel Kelly (19 not out) took the score from 93 for 7 to 123 for 7 but the last three wickets all fell on that total as they were bowled out in 41.5 overs. A disappointing end to the season but at least they did not have to rely on any last day dramas and finished seventh in the table.

The Second XI entertained Orrell Red Triangle at Sefton Park. The visitors had already been relegated and Sefton scored rapidly after deciding to bat first. They declared on 229 for 8 in 37.5 overs with Greg Harvey scoring 68, Michael Row 44 and Pete Ostler 24. The visitors lost two wickets early but then recovered to pass the 100 mark with only the two wickets down. However when they fell, the rest of the team followed quickly and they were dismissed for 149. Joe Roddis finished with 3 for 19, Robin Brown 3 for 32 and Andy Foulder 4 for 32.

Greg Harvey  
Greg Harvey completes his fifty with a four. He finished on 68 in the Second XI win over Orrell Red Triangle

The Third XI also played a relegated side when they travelled to play Goodlass. The home side batted first and declared on 243 for 6. In reply, Ayan Madhu scored an excellent 60 not out and was supported by Neil Disley (35), Stuart Lomas (28) and Liam Tollady (25) as Sefton reached 182 for 7 in a drawn game.

The Fourth XI were the home side against the Fifth XI on the Lower Ground. The Fifths won the toss and asked the Fourths to bat first. They declared on 200 for 6 in 43.4 overs with Harry Deveney scoring 64 not out, Ted Williams 37, Chris Smart took 2 wickets for 46. The Fifth's reply lasted 30 overs but they managed to score just 29 all out. Danny Wright top scored with 8 not out. Wickets were taken by Mike Wildsmith (5 for 8) and Chris Mitchell (2 for 8)

Special mention from skipper Chris Mitchell went to Harry Jolley for an excellent catch

Ted Williams scored 37 for the Fourth XI in their victory over the Fifth XI on the Lower Ground.